Monday, January 11, 2010

Another one!

Boy howdy -- I'm on a roll here this week!

Today I assembled this little wallhanging, And Sew On ...

It's not very exciting, and I have no use for it whatsoever, but it's DONE, ready to be quilted up this evening, and donated to our local non-profit thrift shop.

The story behind it starts with the last two days' B-a-D blocks : the spool of thread and the sewing machine. I made those same blocks last year, and used them last January in this larger sewing-themed project which also included a decent assortment of swap blocks.
So here I am, with the same two novelty blocks on my work table AGAIN, and what-to-do-what-to-do with them? I mean really -- what can you do with a sewing machine block except use it in a sewing-themed quilt? But I used all the GOOD companion blocks last year. All I had left were those pieced rows, circa 2003, or earlier, leftover from a row-by-row that only got to the third row before it fizzled. I'd always liked the yellow background fabric so I held onto them, but had no plans at all for the rows. Well, today they met their fate!

And this finishes my bundle of sewing novelties -- the remainder has been returned to general stash or laid to rest. No more sewing-themed wallhangings in the offing, ever.

This top today plus Cherry Cordial yesterday means I've freed up two UFO bags already this week!!! And so it goes ...

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10 comments:

marilyn said...

You certainly are on a roll...wish I had your
energy. Great Job !

Diane said...

great finish, it's good to have a place to use the sewing machine blocks instead of them just languishing forever

AnnieO said...

Oh, how satisfying to get those hangers-on out of the bags and on their way to a quilt! Love the sewing themed quilts, nice rescue and reworking of both.

Alice said...

Wow. You are accomplishing so much only 2 weeks into the New Year! 2010 will be a good one if you keep it up! I love the sewing machine quilt.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jeanne! I am wondering what quilting method you will use this evening, Will hand quilt or machine quilt?
Thanks!

Texan said...

Your moving right along!!
You sure you couldn't use that in your sewing room for a wall hanging :O)... its so cute!!

black bear cabin said...

well, you are certainly making me feel rather unproductive! :) well done!

Meggie said...

Wow you have done so well! Congratulations from me... who is struggling with 'reasons'. Hugs XX

Shasta said...

You certainly have been busy with two finishes already this year. Keep up the good work!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what a roll! I Just love all your BaD blocks and especially how you turn them into really fun quilts! The sewing ones are "sew" fun!